Saturday, June 15, 2019

Saturday 9: I Learned From You

Saturday 9: I Learned from You (2007)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song is a duet by the father/daughter team, Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus. Is your family musically inclined?

A. Yes. My mother could sing and my father sings and plays the guitar. He still has a band that he takes around to nursing homes and churches. My brother has a good voice and played saxophone when he was in school; I rather doubt he can play now. Once upon a time I could play pretty much any instrument I picked up but I settled on guitar. I don't sing as well as my brother but I can carry a tune.

2) This song is about life lessons. Who has been a major influence on your life?

A. Nancy Drew.

3) Miley's given name is "Destiny." Her nickname as a baby was "Smiley," which is where Miley came from. What's something that can always be depended upon to make you smile?

A. A piece of chocolate.

4) Miley's father, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, has 5 children in addition to Miley (6 in all). Are you the oldest, the middle or the youngest sibling? Or are you an only child?

A. I am the oldest of two children.

5) Sam's own father often traveled for business, and always remembered to bring her the little complimentary soaps, shampoos or body lotion he gotfrom the hotel. Tell us about an inexpensive but treasured souvenir from a trip you've taken.

A. I have a little bell from Toledo, Spain that I brought back for my mother.

6) Back when Sam was in high school, it was her father who gave her driving lessons. Are you patient when teaching someone something new?

A. It depends on the pupil. I thought I did a good job when I taught a few courses at the community college, but I can't teach my husband much of anything.

7) Sam's father is easy to buy for: every year he wants a new pair of loafers, so every year for Father's Day she gives him a DSW gift card. Is there anyone on your gift list that you find it easy to buy for?

A. The kids all just want gift cards or money, and they've almost all reached the age where I no longer buy them anything, actually. My aunts and uncles stopped giving me gifts when I graduated high school, with one exception. However I have given gifts until they left college.

8) For family barbecues, Sam's dad dons his "Kiss the Chef" apron and mansthe Weber. What's the last thing you cooked on the grill?

A. A few years ago a bird nested in our grill and I refused to use it and it went to the dump. We never replaced it. My stepmother fixed hot dogs on the grill over Memorial Day so I guess that was the last thing I had.

9) Sam's father satisfies his afternoon sugar craving with an almost endless stream of Butter Rum Lifesavers. When you crave a snack, do you usually reach for something sweet or salty?

A. Sweet. Then it all goes into my big fat butt.


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  1. Did you/do you want to drive a blue roadster? I remember how cool Nancy Drew's car was.

    1. The Clue Of The Tapping Heels, The Secret Of The Old Clock, The Whispering Statue...

      I was driving along Lake Michigan in an unfamiliar city and saw the perfect house for the haunted mansion.

      Roadsters were large, powerful convertibles with only one bench seat. Which was big enough for Nancy, George and Bess.

      A guy's car. Emphasized Nancy's independence and tomboyishness.

      Times have changed. Nowadays roadsters are little. A woman came up to me in the parking lot at the Pick 'N' Save and said, "You have such a cute little car!"

      I responded thank you but my feelings were "Nancy Drew much?"

  2. This could be a fun Saturday 9 to do, but I don't like Miley or Billy Cyrus. I loved Nancy Drew!

  3. We used the high school graduation as the cut off for gifts to the nieces and nephews, too (except for certain special occasions). And these days we don't exchange with much of the family because on my husband's side there are just too many of them...7 kids produced 10 grandchildren who have (so far) produced 21 greats. With our own kids, the cut off for things like Christmas stockings and Easter Baskets was having their own kids. When you have your own kids, you are no longer a kid.

  4. You sound like my daughter; she plays several instruments, though mostly clarinet and saxophone. But when she's writing music, she will learn the instrument for which she's writing so she can do it right.

  5. The kids had the Nancy Drew mystery game for the computer. I ended up playing it myself and loved it!

  6. That bell sounds really neat that you got your mom from Spain. What a treasure.
    Chocolate makes me smile too! Loved your answers! Have a nice day!

  7. You certainly do hail fr0m a very talented family... I bet you are being modest about your singing... YOur bell story reminds me that while Hubs was in Germany without me while I was in college, he bought me and his mother a lovely bell from a historic church giftshop on the French border. After his mother passed I then had two of them .. Precious, indeed!

  8. I'd probably eat chocolate at night but have learned not to because of tummy troubles if I do.
    I'm sure you can still can play any instrument at all with just a little experimenting to find the majors and minors. That's a great gift and talent you have. I'd bet you are awfully good at math as well.
    Not many men want to learn anything from a wife. It's in their DNA. lol


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